Vimal Kumar
Vimal Kumar

India

Founder, Democratizing Leadership Initiative and Movement for Scavenger Community

Vimal Kumar is Next Generation Leader, at The McCain Institute- USA, founder, Democratizing Leadership Initiative (DLI) USA, and the founder of Movement for Scavenger Community (MSC), an organization committed to the eradication of manual scavenging in India and bringing education and awareness to the existing scavenger community. As one of the rare members of the scavenger community who was able to obtain higher education, Kumar provides the unique perspective needed to provide insight into the issues caused by India’s caste system. Kumar seeks to eradicate caste violence and prejudice attitudes towards the scavenger community through the establishment of leadership education centers. Kumar is committed to building the leadership movement among grassroots organizations and activists around the world. Kumar did his Master’s in social work and also completing his Ph.D. in social work. Kumar is also serving on the advisory board of the Journal of Modern Slavery, USA.